Veronika Szabó: Queendom

Premiere: Artus Studio  2017. 24. November 8 PM, 25. November  5 PM, 8PM



“ …One might simplify this by saying: men act and women appear. Men look at women. Women watch themselves being looked at… Thus she turns herself into an object -- and most particularly an object of vision: a sight.” 
― John BergerWays of Seeing


Seven creatures, seven female bodies. Virgins, queens, thinkers, mothers and warriors. They appear for you and through you. Your imagination brings them to life and they are ready to take back what is theirs.

Queendom is at the intersection of contemporary performance, physical theatre and drag shows. It is based on structured improvisation where the audience’s presence becomes the co-creator of a performance that takes a different shape every night. It displays female and male representations from the Renaissance up to today’s pop culture. It presents roles, projecting them onto each other until their contours fade, allowing the audience’s gaze to redraw them.

The performance displays explicit sexual content and nudity.

Vera portr Veronika Szabó is a freelance performer, director and community theatre facilitator. She has graduated in physical theatre and contemporary theatre practices  at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama mainly working on rethinking the director’s role.  She has been working for years on immersive, site-specific and participatory theatre performances. Her work is defined by her interest in involving her audience in performaces as an active co-creator invited to play instead of taking the passive role of a spectator. Recently she focuses on different aspects of gender in her performances. Her works have been presented at festivals in the Uinted Kingdom, Germany and Hungary. In 2017 she’s a resident artist of L1 Association.

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The performace is presented in the framework of Arccal a halnak! programme


Director: Veronika Szabó
Performers: Luca Borsos, Julia Jakubowska, Rozália Kemény, Fanni Lakos, Lori Baldwin, Viktória Makra, Sarah Günther
Assistant of director: Viola Kallós
Assistant of Production: Eszter Faragó-Kovách
Consultants: Márta Ladjánszki, Tamara Zsófia Vadas
Costumes: Anna Ádám
Visuals: Dorottya Poór, Veronika Szabó
Lights: Máté Bredán, Matyi Major
Sound Editor: Dávid Somló

Special thanks to: Klára Cserne, Zsuzsa Rózsavölgyi and Júlia Vavra

Supported by: National Cultural Found, L1 Association, Sín Cultural Centre, Artus Studio